Has this happened to you?
You know that moment when you realize that it’s time to do something about your weight . . . It may happen when you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scale. Or trying on clothes, and the size you used to wear is now uncomfortably tight.
Your first thought is to go on a “diet,” but as quickly as that enters your mind, the ghosts of a hundred diets past return . . . along with all the frustration.
Then you wonder, why bother?
The weight will come back, as it always has. Then you’ll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever. The answer is not to go on another diet. The answer is to change your lifestyle.
Making the Change. It’s time to move past the “all or nothing” mentality. Embrace simple, small changes that will add up to big improvements in your lifestyle. These are your main venues for change:
What You Eat. Let’s face it, many of the foods you might be eating aren’t the healthiest. Some are downright fattening (the burger and fries). While others are simply excessive (the snacks that are easy to overeat while watching TV).
The solution to cleaning up your daily diet is NOT to go back on a “diet”. In fact, I never want you to go on a “diet’ “again. (Yes, you heard me right!) Instead I want you to make permanent healthy changes to your eating habits.
Here are some practical examples:
- Choose salad over chips and fries
- Avoid rich sauces and toppings
- Eat fresh produce with every meal
- Consume more “fresh” and real food
- Limit desserts to one or two per week
- Cut out mindless snacking
- Drink water, not soda (or juices or high calorie coffee/tea drinks)
How You Move. Exercise is a huge component to a healthy lifestyle, and most people are not getting enough of it. How often does an entire week go by without you doing a single workout? Don’t disregard the importance and power of a good workout.
Your new healthy lifestyle means exercising on most days of the week. This may seem tough, but I have the perfect solution – my group training programs were created for busy people just like you who only have so much time to dedicate to exercise.
I understand how hard it is to find the motivation to stay consistent and to push yourself. Make exercise a no-brainer—contact me to get started on a lifestyle enhancing program today. At Club USA, our workouts are super effective so that you can attend just 3-5 workouts per week to see results.
Here are simple ways to move more:
- Watch less TV and walk/jog/dance/bike more
- Stretch stiff muscles every day by getting up from sitting every hour and moving your body
- Play at the park with your family
- Go for a jog or a vigorous walk
- Do some pushups every morning